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MIDNIGHT SNACK 2.0

Canada, China, Japan, Taiwan, USA2022English and other languages with English subtitlesAnimation, Experimental, Family, Horror, Thriller, Women Filmmakers

Festival favourite Midnight Snack returns for another bite! This time, 2.0 features six talented female directors who cook up tales full of intrigue and awareness, boldly confronting themes that are often left indigestible.

Mai Nakanishi Profile Image

Japan, Taiwan202122 minutesTaiwanese with English subtitlesHorror, Thriller, Women Filmmakers

Xue-Lan, a striving actress, is invited to a mysterious gourmet club only to discover that her competition has prepared a horrifying banquet.

ACCESSIBILITY

This film is presented with open English subtitles in-person and digitally.

RATING

RATED PG

Content Warning: Blood, drugs

Director Bio

Mai Nakanishi

Born in Tokyo but spent most of her youth abroad, Mai Nakanishi is a filmmaker who focuses on genre films. In 2013, she launched Scream Queen FilmFest Tokyo to amplify the voices of female genre filmmakers.

Cho Yoon Hei Profile Image

USA20226 minutesNo Dialogue Animation, Horror, Women Filmmakers

During a peaceful school lunchtime, children discover they can transform into animals—the only problem is will they ever stop?

ACCESSIBILITY

This film has no dialogue and is not captioned.

RATING

RATED PG

Content Warning: Violence, gore, extreme audio

Director Bio

Cho Yoon Hei

An animator and director from Korea, Cho Yoon Hei is located in Los Angeles and creates horrifying hand-drawn animations.

Andrea Nirmala Widjajanto Profile Image

Canada, Indonesia202217 minutesIndonesian with English subtitlesHorror, Thriller, Women Filmmakers

When polar-opposite sisters Nur and Karina reunite for their grandparents’ wedding anniversary dinner, Karina starts to itch and blames Nur for putting garlic in her food.

ACCESSIBILITY

This film is presented with open English subtitles in-person and digitally.

RATING

RATED PG

Content Warning: Eating disorder, body dysmorphia

Director Bio

Andrea Nirmala Widjajanto

Andrea Nirmala Widjajanto is an Indonesian writer and director currently residing in Vancouver, Canada. Her works explore genre films as a medium to depict the current condition surrounding political, social, and cultural issues.

Kaho Yoshida Profile Image

Canada20222 minutesEnglishAnimation, Horror, Thriller, Women Filmmakers

Tired of her date’s racist and sexist comments, a woman decides to liberate his tongue.

ACCESSIBILITY

This film is presented with open captions in-person and closed captions digitally.

RATING

RATED PG

Content Warning: Nudity, racist situation, sexist situation

Director Bio

Kaho Yoshida

Kaho Yoshida is a director and animator with a special passion for stop motion and mixed media. Her fresh aesthetics and sense of humour bring life to every frame, and her love for storytelling makes her work relatable and approachable.

Christianne Cruz Profile Image

Canada, USA202210 minutesEnglishFamily, Horror, Women Filmmakers

Following the death of her mysterious amah (grandma), Kat is haunted during her first night of dinner service at a high-pressure Michelin-star kitchen.

ACCESSIBILITY

This film is presented with open captions in-person and closed captions digitally.

RATING

RATED PG

Content Warning: Sexist language and situations, racist language and situations, blood

Director Bio

Christianne Cruz

Christianne Cruz is a Filipinx writer, director and independent producer born in Toronto and based in LA. She is the mother of two young daughters and producing/life partner to Alex Ott.

Lin Tu Profile Image

China202213 minutesMandarin with English subtitlesExperimental, Women Filmmakers

As the flashy life of the influencer 33 becomes more intense, the canker sore inside her lower lip keeps growing larger…

ACCESSIBILITY

This film is presented with open English subtitles in-person and digitally.

RATING

RATED PG

Director Bio

Lin Tu

Lin Tu is a writer and director based in Beijing whose previous short films have screened internationally on the festival circuit. She is a BIFAN Fantastic Film School (2020) alumni.

12 Nov, 2022 10:15 pm

The screening for Midnight Snack 2.0 will be shown at TIFF Bell Lightbox 3

This shorts programme will also be shown as an online screening from Nov 14 – 20. Purchase the shorts VOD pass to watch this programme online and all other shorts in selection at the festival.

IN-PERSON TICKETS

Rating

PG

Q&A: MIDNIGHT SNACK 2.0

Join us for a Q&A immediately after the theatrical presentation with attending guests from this shorts programme, moderated by Kelly Lui.

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